We look at those who passed away in African and Black Literature 2020 in the past year in our annual James Murua Literary Top picks.…View More Transition in African and Black Literature in 2020
Legendary Nigerian Poet, Professor, and Playwright J.P. Clark, full name John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo, passed away in Nigeria on October 13, 2020. J.P. Clark was born…View More Nigerian Poet, Professor, and Playwright J.P. Clark has passed away.
It was a devastating weekend for African letters as both Myesha Jenkins and Achmat Dangor passed away. It has been a horrible weekend. On Saturday…View More Myesha Jenkins, Achmat Dangor have passed away.
Kenyan author, academic, and broadcaster Ken Walibora passed away after a road accident on April 10, 2020. Ken Walibora’s work as an author, in a…View More Kenyan author, academic, and broadcaster Ken Walibora has passed on.
Egyptian Novelist Gamil Attia Ibrahim passed away in Switzerland on April 10, 2020. Gamil Attia Ibrahim was an Egyptian journalist, great novelist, and one of…View More Egyptian Novelist Gamil Attia Ibrahim has passed on.
Sierra Leonean academic and literary critic Prof Eldred Durosimi Jones passed away in Freetown, Sierra Leone on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Prof Eldred Durosimi Jones,…View More Sierra Leonean academic and literary critic Prof Eldred Durosimi Jones has passed on.
Egyptian Playwright, as well as TV and film writer Lenin El-Ramly, died on Friday, February 7, 2020. Lenin El-Ramly was known for his satire and…View More Egyptian Playwright Lenin El-Ramly has passed on.
Legendary poet and academic Kamau Brathwaite passed away on February 4, 2020. The Barbados born-poet, one of the titans of post-colonial literature and the arts,…View More Legendary poet and academic Kamau Brathwaite has passed on.
Tanzanian novelist, poet, and scholar Euphrase Kezilahabi passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Euphrase Kezilahabi was born on April 13, 1944, in Ukerewe, Tanganyika…View More Tanzanian novelist, poet, and scholar Euphrase Kezilahabi has passed on.
Nigerian novelist Chukwuemeka Ike passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2019. Chukwuemeka Ike, who was born on April 28, 1931, attended Government College, Umuahia, and…View More Nigerian novelist Chukwuemeka Ike has passed on.
Nigerian Scholar Tejumola Olaniyan died of heart failure in Madison, Wisconsin, the USA on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Tejumola Olaniyan was an internationally-recognized scholar of…View More Tejumola Olaniyan, scholar of African literature, has passed on.
South African Poet and activist Sandile Dikeni passed away in Cape Town on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Sandile Dikeni was the author of three collections…View More South African Poet and activist Sandile Dikeni has passed on.
Binyavanga Wainaina was honoured at a ceremony at the Story Club Art Cafe in Lilongwe, Malawi on August 24, 2019. Binyavanga Wainaina shot to continental…View More Binyavanga Wainaina honoured in ceremony in Malawi.
Toni Morrison was honoured by Ghanaian writers at the e-Ananse Public Library in Accra, Ghana on August 19, 2019. On August 5, 2019, novelist, poet,…View More Ghanaian writers celebrate Toni Morrison in Accra.
US novelist, essayist, editor, and teacher Toni Morrison died on the evening of Monday, August 5, 2019. Toni Morrison was an American novelist, essayist, editor,…View More Toni Morrison has passed on.